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Re: Everybody Loves Science!
« Reply #300 on: 08 Jan 2020, 06:30 »

The Radcliffe Wave, a new thing discovered in our galaxy. It sounds pretty cool!

The yellow spot is our sun, the red dots are the wave

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Re: Everybody Loves Science!
« Reply #301 on: 01 Mar 2020, 00:26 »

Cataline Sky Survey team informs the species it is no longer appropriate to refer to the moon:

Welcome, mini-moon!
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Re: Everybody Loves Science!
« Reply #302 on: 01 Mar 2020, 23:45 »

Cataline Sky Survey team informs the species it is no longer appropriate to refer to the moon:

Welcome, mini-moon!

It still is the moon. We just have more than one... for now.
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Re: Everybody Loves Science!
« Reply #303 on: 02 Mar 2020, 00:09 »

I would argue that we have another natural satellite. Whether that constitutes a "moon" is a different matter.
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Re: Everybody Loves Science!
« Reply #304 on: 02 Mar 2020, 07:03 »

Just because someone has to say it:  "That's no moon".
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Re: Everybody Loves Science!
« Reply #305 on: 18 Mar 2020, 04:43 »

As long as it isn't a space-station...
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Re: Everybody Loves Science!
« Reply #306 on: 19 Mar 2020, 19:14 »

The point is that math is so freaking specialized that, unless you're one of the two or three people in the world working directly on a particular problem, you're going to have a rough time understanding any of it! 
There seems to be hidden in this statement an essence that is true, but the statement is not exact. The true essense is that most Mathematicians
can walk into the library, pull out a mathematical journal, flip to the table of contents, and have absolutely no idea what 95% of it is about!"
But there is a certain quality, a temperament or even lifestyle, or maybe merely a set of principles regarding how one conducts one's intellectual affairs, which is conducive to working well in Mathematics, that has, mainly, to do with how one approaches the Unknown. It is precisely how one approaches the Unknown which is important, for Mathematics is, foremost, an enterprise dealing with the Unknown, in such a way that moves each part of what was the Unknown that it had touched quickly into the Known. (Affirmators abound, of things of the Known.) Some are not so able to send it to the Known, so they send it as near to the Known as they can, whence lesser avanteurs send it nearer to the Known; eventually, it is sufficiently near the Known that nonavanteous intellects may take it whither they need it. Don't worry much about not understanding something, you can always pause to ponder; some fun courses:
(F. Wiliam Lawvere, Stephen H. Schanuel) Conceptual Mathematics; (Donald Knuth) Concrete Mathematics;
(Étienne Ghys) Dimentions, Chaos; (Brit Cruise) Informatics, Cryptography;
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